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Reviews of Swallows and Amazons at Storyhouse, Chester

Photo: Swallows and Amazons/Storyhouse.

The new theatre production of “Swallows and Amazons” at Storyhouse in Chester has received positive reviews by theatre critics.

Writing in the Reviews Hub, Jo Beggs says that the new adapation by Bryony Lavery “retains all of the charm of the Ransome’s original story” with no great attempt to update it, and so “perfectly reflects the on-going debate around what’s considered responsible parenting.”

Meanwhile, Nigel Smith in the Stage writes that “it’s the glorious imagination in the staging that makes this production work, from the transformation of wheelbarrows into boats to the indulgent playfulness of the adult actors playing children.”

“Swallows and Amazons” has three remaining performances this month at Storyhouse before transferring to the nearby Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre for July and August. You can get discounted tickets as follows: 10% off Storyhouse performances with the code COMEBACK, and £7 off full-price Grosvenor Park performances with the code TEACH.